Items Tagged ‘protein’

How to help your picky eater

February 1, 2018

How to help your picky eater

By uclahealth uclahealth

Good nutrition affects a child’s energy, mood, and overall health and development. To ensure children eat a balanced diet, it’s important that parents learn how to deal with picky eaters in an effective and positive way. Picky (selective) eaters Does your child insist on eating chicken nuggets every night? Or refuse to try anything new […]

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Tags: balanced diet, food planning, grains, nutritional supplements, picky eaters, protein, Thomas Jacob MD, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, vegetables, whole fruits


It's a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

April 14, 2017

It’s a popular time to go on a diet. Are you doing it right?

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The lead-up to summer is a popular time to diet. Whether you’re preparing for swimsuit season or have pledged to get in shape, springtime can renew focus on nutrition. Before you go full-speed-ahead on that new diet your friend swears by, make sure you’re doing it in a way that’s safe, healthy and effective. Dana […]

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Tags: carbohydrates, Dana Hunnes, diet, dieting, diets, exercise, fat, food, foods, meal plan, nutrients, nutrition


Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

June 22, 2016

Beyond popsicles: Healthy summer eating tips

By uclahealth uclahealth

While “summertime food” may conjure images of hot dogs and ice cream, summer is actually the perfect time to increase your family’s intake of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Whether they’re cannonballing into the pool, building sandcastles, riding bikes or scaling jungle gyms, fun in the sun makes kids ravenous. So take advantage of that […]

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Tags: childrens health, healthy diet, healthy food, healthy living, protein, summer food, UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Program, whole grain


This Earth Day, give peas a chance. They’re good for you – and the planet

April 22, 2016

This Earth Day, give peas a chance. They’re good for you – and the planet

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

  If you’ve ever contemplated becoming a vegetarian, check out how eating a plant-based diet isn’t just good for your health; it’s good for Earth’s health. Dana Hunnes, a UCLA dietitian, provides some compelling reasons to get on the vegetarian bandwagon on Earth Day, April 22. She notes that by giving up meat and dairy products, […]

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Tags: diet, Earth Day, meatless, media, plant-based meals, protein, sustainability, vegetarian